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Details about  1920's Sterling Solid Silver Waterman's Fountain Pen Gold Nib Made in USA

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1920's Sterling Solid Silver Waterman's Fountain Pen Gold Nib Made in USA
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Some minor cosmetic imperfections to the filigree overlay but no major dents or scratches. One chip

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28 Apr, 2013 15:32:18 BST
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Leigh-on-Sea, United Kingdom


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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: Some minor cosmetic imperfections to the filigree overlay but no major dents or scratches. One chip in the black hard rubber body material near the top of the cap - I have tried to show this in the 4th photo. Please see photos or request for more.
Type: Pens Brand: Waterman
Sub-Type: Fountain Pens Date: 1920's
Vintage: Collectable/ Vintage Material: Sterling Silver

Vintage 1920's Sterling Solid Silver Waterman's Fountain Pen Gold Nib 452 1/2 V


For sale is a beautiful Waterman’s Sterling silver  circa 1920s fountain pen model  Ideal 452 ½ V; it is a rare, vintage American made pen that would be an excellent addition to anyone's pen collection.

The body is crafted of black hard rubber with an intricate sterling silver filigree overlay engraved with “MADE IN THE U.S.A.” and “STERLING”.

The pen has a gold nib although no indication of the carat engraved with WATERMAN’S IDEAL REG U.S.

It is a ring-top pen with no clip, a pen whose cap has affixed to its closed end a swivelling ring through which the user can thread a chain, braid, or other “string” to hang the pen around the neck when it is not in use. The cap is engraved with WATERMANS and STERLING.

It has a lever filler “Ideal” ink mechanism which has not been tested but the lever pulls out and returns tightly into position.

There are some initials engraved on the pen that look like MPK.

Model Number 452 ½ V

The L. E. Waterman Company tried to bring some order to its model designations; Waterman devised a standardised numbering system for their pens around 1917 indicating the specifics of the pen; for this model the 452 1/2 V represents:

4: Sterling overlay, barrel and cap

5: Lever Filler (LF)

2: Indicates the nib size, it has a “No. 2” nib.

½: Slender model

V: Vest pocket (short) model

Dimensions (Approx)

Length with cap: 92mm

Length no cap: 87mm

Cap length: 45mm

Width: 9mm

Weight: 13g (weighed on my rather inaccurate kitchen scales!)

The pen screws open, and the screw is in excellent condition. The pen has not been recently cleaned so would come out beautifully if someone took the time to clean it up. It has not been used in some time so may require a professional clean.

I will obtain proof of purchase when sending the item and add the tracking number to the listing.

Returns accepted if item is not as described.

No "Buy it now" option

Please pay within 4 days of the auction ending.

!!!!Low start and no reserve!!!!

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